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: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader. Jack Nugent ) Conductor, Jack Leon
Edward Rubach and the Novelairs George Scott-Wood and his Music
At 6.45 on 1,500 m.
G.T.S.; Shipping Forecast
Weather and News Summary at 7.30

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Jack Leon
Conductor: Edward Rubach
Unknown: Novelairs George Scott-Wood

: MELODY ON THE MOVE

BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Weather and News Summary at 8.30

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: The Weather

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Introduced by George Elrick
News Summary at 9.30

Contributors

Introduced By: George Elrick

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: FROM MY POST-BAG

Listeners' requests introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Jimmy Leach Organolian Quartet

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Leach Organolian

: MORNING STORY

From the West of England ' Joe Copplest. one's Sub 4' by Francis Gentry
Read by Hedley Goodall

Contributors

Unknown: Joe Copplest.
Unknown: Francis Gentry
Read By: Hedley Goodall

: News Summary SONGS WE LOVE

Remembered from the golden hey-day of ballads and songs by Mary Denise with Reginald Leopold and his Players
Introduced by Roy Williamson
Produced by Eric Arden

Contributors

Songs By: Mary Denise
Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Introduced By: Roy Williamson
Produced By: Eric Arden

: David Gell presents RECORD FARE

your lunch-time record entertainment

: News Summary

WORKERS' PLAYTIME from the canteen of a cigarette factory in Middleton, Lancashire
Jack Storey. Susan Lane
Jeff Lenner
Harry Hay ward and Jimmy Leach accompanied by The Harry Hayward Trio
Introduced by Randal Herley Produced by Geoff Lawrence

Contributors

Unknown: Susan Lane
Unknown: Jeff Lenner
Unknown: Harry Hay
Unknown: Jimmy Leach
Introduced By: Randal Herley
Produced By: Geoff Lawrence

: Lunch Date

with the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra (Leader, Jack Nugent)
Conductor, Jack Leon
and Kathie Kay
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.

Contributors

Musicians: BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Jack Leon
Singer: Kathie Kay

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five Today's story: 'Henry's Wooden Bus ' by Ken Methold , told by Julia Lang.

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Methold
Told By: Julia Lang.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including
Out of the News: involving a topic of interest
Letter from Surrey: recorded at home by Jean Metcalfe
Tunes you may remember:- a patchwork of past serial music
Sea Pollution: Kenneth Hudson visits Jersey where they have found a remedy
Reading Your Letters
Food for January: suggestions
Serial: Nine Coaches Waiting ' by Mary Stewart
Read by Mary Wimbush
Introduced by Teresa McGonagle
News Summary at 2.30

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Kenneth Hudson
Unknown: Mary Stewart
Read By: Mary Wimbush
Introduced By: Teresa McGonagle

: GRAND HOTEL

Jack Byfield and the Palm Court Orchestra
Visiting artist: Gordon Clinton
News Summary at 3.30

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Byfield
Artist: Gordon Clinton

: Music While You Work

Metropolitan Police Band
Conducted by Roger Barsotti, Director of Music

Contributors

Conductor: Roger Barsotti

: STAGE AND SCREEN

Music from theatre and films played by the BBC
West of England Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon ) Conductor, Frank CanteU

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Canteu

: News Summary ROUNDABOUT

News, views, and music
Thursday edition
Introduced by Ken Sykora
Looking for a JobT:
Bookbinding, by Catherine Avent
Meet a Sportsman with Brian Johnston
Crosby Cameo Terry-Thomas gives Jack de Manio a recipe
Record Corner:
Looking back at '59
Science Spot
Bolts from the blue, by John Davy

Contributors

Introduced By: Ken Sykora
Unknown: Catherine Avent
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Crosby Cameo
Unknown: Jack de Manio
Unknown: John Davy

: Weather and News Headlines

followed by Tonight's Topic
Dorita y
Pepe Dennis Wilson at the piano Produced by Jack Singleton
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.

Contributors

Unknown: Pepe Dennis Wilson
Produced By: Jack Singleton

: CRICKET

West Indies v. England
First Test Match
A report by Rex Alston on the second morning's play
From the Kensington Oval,
Bridgetown, Barbados

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston

: The Archers

A story of country folk

Contributors

Written By: Geoffrey Webb
Written By: Edward J. Mason
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley
Produced By: Tony Shryane

: RADIO NEWSREEL

: SPORT

: News Summary Special edition of TOP OF THE FORM

Rotherham
Grammar School v. The
American School,
Bushy Park
Second of two friendly matches arranged for the British schools that reached the finals this year
The American school in Bushy Park, comprising an Elementary and High School, is the largest of the schools for the children of United States citizens based in Britain.
Question-Master in London:
John Ellison
Question-Master in Rotherham:
Robert MacDermot
Questions set by Tom Williams
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown: Bushy Park
Question-Master: John Ellison
Unknown: Robert MacDermot
Unknown: Tom Williams
Produced By: Joan Clark

: Wilfred Pickles asks WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

Have you lost touch with old friends, neighbours, workmates, or comrades in the Forces?
Wilfred would like to help bring about a reunion, by telling your story and playing a record for you

: News Summary ANY ANSWERS?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to the views expressed in last Friday's ' Any Questions?' at Chacewater, Cornwall
Introduced by Freddy Grisewood
Produced by Vivian Ogilvie

Contributors

Introduced By: Freddy Grisewood
Produced By: Vivian Ogilvie

: Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield in TAKE IT FROM HERE

with Wallas Eaton
Toni Eden
The Polka Dots
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Julien Gaillard )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Eric Merriman and Barry Took
Produced by Charles Chilton

Contributors

Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Toni Eden
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Eric Merriman
Script By: Barry Took
Produced By: Charles Chilton

: News Summary SEMPRINI SERENADE

introducing old ones, new ones, loved ones, neglected ones by Semprini at the piano featuring his own arrangements for piano and orchestra
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Julien Gaillard )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Produced by Frank Hooper

Contributors

Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Frank Hooper

: NEWS

Including Cricket: West Indies v, England, First Test Match. A close of play report by E. W. Swanton of the Daily Telegraph from the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Contributors

Unknown: E. W. Swanton

: JAZZ CLUB

with Kenny Ball 's Jazzmen
The Diz Disley String Quintet
Introduced by Alan Dell
Produced by Terry Henebery

Contributors

Unknown: Kenny Ball
Introduced By: Alan Dell
Produced By: Terry Henebery

: News Summary LATE NIGHT RENDEZVOUS

with Sidney Bright and his Music and Belle Gonzalez

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney Bright
Unknown: Belle Gonzalez

: LATE NEWS

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.








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